Ph.D. University of Illinois
Areas of Expertise:
The role of language in mathematics; the multicultural aspects of math; and the dynamics of teaching math to students from disadvantaged homes.
Courses I Teach:
At the undergraduate level:
- Portfolio Development
- Student Teaching (Elementary)
- Teaching Elementary School Math and Science
At the graduate level:
- Math and Diversity
- Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom
- Teaching K-8 Science and Design Technology
My Saint Michael's:
In my math education classes, students complete a unique field experience in a public school classroom with children of immigrants from all over the world. It is exciting for my students to teach a child from Somalia how to count in English or a student from Bosnia how to multiply.
My research informs my teaching through the inclusion of new things I discover about how children learn math when I work with teachers/children in public schools. My students experience similar opportunities.
Tim Whiteford, associate professor of education, had his paper, “Is Mathematics a Universal Language," accepted for the New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics conference on April 5, 2013, in Manchester, NH.